Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hope you guys had a great Ganesh Chaturthi. We had a fun festival with family, food, worshipping & some banter.

Like everyone does, we too made Modaks for Ganesha. We made Chaklis & other goodies too, Those recipes are for another day,


For the Outer Layer:
  • 1 cup fine semolina
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup dry cococnut
  • 1/2 cup sugar - powdered
  • 1 tsp cardamon powder

To Make the Filling:
  • Mix dry coconut, powdered sugar & cardamom powder together & set aside.

How To:

  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned for the outer layer. Add water little at a time & mix well to form a dough. The consistency should be like a chapati dough.  Cover & set aside for about 3 hours.
  • Later, knead well so that the dough becomes soft.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal sized balls
  • Take one ball at a time & roll into a thin puri. Hold the puri in your palm, pinch the edges at regular intervals, uniformly. Place a 2 tsp of filling in the centre & close the modak on top by pulling the edges. Make the other modaks in the same way,
  • Cover with a damp cloth so that the modaks do not get dry.
  • Heat oil in a deep Kadhai & deep fry the modaks on meduim heat until it turns golden brown.
  • Cool them & store them in air tight containers.

Offer them to Lord Ganesha & enjoi as many as you want ...

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